I'm trying to run a exe file that is located on my Vista partition, when I browse to the file and try to change the file to run as executable the tick box unticks itself right after i tick it, i tried running gksu nautilus but it does the same thing
This is likely because the Vista partition is using the NTFS filesystem and it was mounted with an
fmask that does not permit setting execute permissions on files.
To fix this you need to manually mount the partition.
Details can be found on this post.
Here are the steps you need to take:
- Determine the drive's corresponding device by opening a terminal and typing:
- The column on the far left is the device, and the column on the far right is the path for the drive. Find the device for the Vista partition.
- Unmount the Windows partition. (Click the eject button that's next to it in Nautilus)
- Open a terminal
Type the following:
sudo mkdir /media/vista sudo mount -t ntfs -o fmask=0022,dmask=0000,uid=1000,gid=1000 \ <DRIVE> /media/vista
<DRIVE>with your drive's device.
when using 10.04 running wine's .exes from a windows terminal worked alright, but now on 10.10 it just doesn't. I think it is a new security feature. Instead of running it from a windows partition transfer the files to your ubuntu filesystem, and run it from there. Works for me.
One other workaround is to enable the Wine PPA, since it disables the execute bit checking that the normal Ubuntu packages do.